10 March 2015

Quickie Movie Review: "Bad Hair Day"

Rated: TV-G
Starring: Laura Marano and Leigh-Allyn Baker
Released: February 13, 2015 (Disney Channel premiere)
Synopsis: Monica (Laura Marano, Austin & Ally) has been eagerly awaiting her senior prom...but, the morning before, she wakes up to discover that her hair is a total mess, and her dress and shoes are ruined! To make matters worse, FBI agent Liz (Leigh-Allyn Baker, Good Luck Charlie) appears at her doorstep, in search of the necklace Monica bought for prom...which was actually stolen from an exhibit, and is worth millions of dollars! Together, Monica and Liz work to keep the necklace from the wrong hands...but the thief is hot on their trail! Will they be able to apprehend the criminal and keep Monica's prom night from being a total washout?
As seen on Disney Channel.

My Review: Much like the movie Moms' Night Out, this is a madcap comedy adventure with plenty of action and hilarity.  The characters the leads play in this telefilm are very different from the ones they portray in their sitcoms; it's a treat to see them step outside their usual roles, and do it as well as they do.  Really, I don't have too many complaints about this movie, except for an annoying blooper reel during the closing credits.  Fans of Disney Channel Original Movies will find plenty to enjoy about this...and so will other viewers.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: A guy is said to be cheating on his girlfriend; flirting is referenced. 4/5
  • Nudity: Cleavage; short shorts; off-the-shoulder dresses. 4/5
  • Language: Some name-calling and usage of terms such as "gosh," as well as one misuse of God's name. 4/5
  • Violence: Comedic pratfalls; nothing bloody or graphic.  A man is tased. 4/5
  • Drugs: None. 5/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: Some emotional intensity.  A girl's father is kidnapped and used as collateral by a thief.  (Spoiler: Her father is not hurt.) 3/5
  • Other: Monica uses some hacking skills, and Liz has some illegal devices in her car. 3/5
Score: 4/5

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